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Featured Stories Archive – October, 2007

Library exhibition highlights Mexican political prints

FEATURED STORY: Library exhibition highlights Mexican political prints

An exhibition of early prints and posters from Mexico's foremost political printshop, El Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP), is on view in Firestone Library's Milberg Gallery through Sunday, Feb. 10.

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Need for speed: Engineering propels champion cyclist

FEATURED STORY: Engineering propels champion cyclist

Nick Frey sat at rapt attention in his fluid mechanics course last spring, absorbing principles that he would end up applying halfway around the world this fall. The mechanical and aerospace engineering major was conjuring ways to put his newfound knowledge to work in modifications to his racing bike.

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Exhibition explores challenges confronting women in India

FEATURED STORY: Exhibition explores challenges for women in India

"Beloved Daughters: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh," a provocative exhibition of works by the artist, activist and Princeton alumnus, is on view at the Princeton University Art Museum through Sunday, Jan. 6.

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Report charts course for internationalization efforts

FEATURED STORY: Report charts course for internationalization efforts

President Shirley M. Tilghman and Provost Christopher L. Eisgruber have proposed a set of initiatives that maps out an international vision for Princeton University. In the words of the faculty committee's recommendations upon which they based the plans, the goal is to transform Princeton into "a center for a multitude of scholarly networks humming with activity and effectively responding to changes in scholarship and the vagaries of world affairs, while creatively defining the cutting edges of global research."

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Princeton experts focus energy on sustainable human future

FEATURED STORY: Focusing energy on a sustainable human future

Humanity can't go on like this.

Earth's climate is shifting, and it is all but certainly civilization's fault for burning fossil fuels and spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. To avert the economic and environmental crisis that unchecked global warming is predicted to bring, humanity needs a sustainable way of living that threatens neither society nor the planet — and hundreds of Princeton researchers are banding together to find one.

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Theater groups team up to present Pulitzer Prize-winning play

FEATURED STORY: Teaming up to present a Pulitzer Prize-winning play

Two student theater groups are joining forces this year to present Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Topdog/Underdog" at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 11-13 and 18-20, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater. A matinee performance is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

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Llinás brings new approach to age-old mystery of malaria

FEATURED STORY: Llinás brings new approach to mystery of malaria

In what might be one of medicine's oldest puzzles, molecular biologist Manuel Llinás marvels at how little modern researchers know about how the pieces fit together.

"Malaria is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind, but even now, more than 2 million people die of it every year. No vaccine has ever been developed," said Llinás, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. "Compared to most other diseases with familiar names, malaria remains a mystery."

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Center for African American Studies moves to transformed Stanhope Hall

The Center for African American Studies this week unveiled its new home in Stanhope Hall, which has undergone a complete renovation that has transformed the 204-year-old building into a light-filled space that reflects many historical details of its time period. "You sense the generations of history in the building," said Valerie Smith, the director of the center, which was launched in September 2006 to serve as a model for teaching and research on race in America. "Our location in the center of campus makes visible the importance of research and teaching about race to a liberal arts education, and announces the University's commitment to African American studies as a field of study to the campus and to the world outside."

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Young's community bond forged in childhood

FEATURED STORY: Young's community bond forged in childhood

At 11 years old, Marjorie Young embarked on an adventure that would set the course of her personal and professional life. Young, who has been director of the University's Community House for the past 10 years, first came to Princeton Borough from Haiti as a child. The experience was a formative one for Young, whose mission at Community House is to develop and lead programs that connect University volunteers with disadvantaged minority youth in the local community.

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